FSA ASA Programs

PSUPilot

Well-Known Member
I'm a little confused as to whether the FSA Fast Track Program is a good idea. It seems like it is a bit more direct to the regionals. Can somebody explain to me how this program works? Do I apply for it just as I would apply for the regular flight training that FSA offers? I saw that you must be instrument rated. Is that something I can do when I go down to FSA, or do I need to have that done prior to applying? I graduate from Penn State in May and hope to begin my training very soon after. Please give me any advice you can! Thanks.

-Ed
 

davetheflyer

New Member
The normal sequence is to do the CIME first and then apply to ASA. You can call the marketing dept about how to apply.

I think it's a good thing, especially for older students who don't have time to spend building hours as a CFI. It will get you into the airline cockpit quickly, so that you can get a seniority number and start building turbine multi time.

The down side is the cost, as well as the fact that you are not guaranteed a job. If ASA decides to stop hiring, the training may not be worth anything to other employers.
 

PSUPilot

Well-Known Member
So as far as cost, how much is everything with this program? Is it around 44,000 for the CIME, and then about $26,000 for the ASA Direct Track?
 

davetheflyer

New Member
I think that's about right. I'd say around $50,000 to account for repeated lessons, weather delays, etc. From what I've heard I think $26K is the ASA tuition.
 
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